Family Fitness – Get Healthy Together

Today we go everywhere by car and sit for hours in front of the TV or computer. This sedentary lifestyle has been tied to obesity and other health-familyrelated problems.

Family exercise can improve the health of your loved ones, be fun, and at the same time develop stronger connections among all of you. The goal is to get youth active with 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise every day; adults need 30 minutes every day.

So, how do you find a way to make it work for everyone?

  • Combine exercise and household chores by having the entire family walk the dog, rake the lawn, or weed the garden.
  • Engaging the entire family in household chores/activities makes the workload lighter for everyone and builds a sense of teamwork.
  • Designate one evening as family fitness night and take turns designing the family workout you will all do together.

Eventually, all family members get to do their preferred workout activities and all will benefit from a workout that will never be dull. In the process, you’ll teach your children not only about health, but also family connection. Most importantly, make it fun for everyone!

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